Monday, November 2, 2015

November on the Way

Hello Families!

Wow, hard to believe we're already into November (well, almost, that is). Time is flying by, and I know that I, for one, am having fun! We've been busy in class these last couple of weeks, fall conferences are about halfway done, and the weather has definitely taken a turn for the colder. Here's a few of the things that have been going on.

Media

A few people have been asking about books and such that are appropriate for Third Graders at conferences. The best way to truly decide if a book is right for you and your child is to pre-read it first, but I know this can be tough. If that's not an option, the website Common Sense Media does a pretty good job of looking at many different kinds of media, from books and comics to movies and video games. See if it's a good fit for you.

Writing

We took a break from personal narratives to talk about metaphors in writing, and it just so happens that we talked about how being a writer can be like being a spider. Or an artist. Or a surgeon. It all depends! Our spider writer metaphors are up in the hallway now on display, and they look great! (Even if spiders are evil.)










Math

We had our first set of math explorations last week, and they went smashing! Mrs. McGrath, Mrs. Rassmussen, and Mrs. Johnson joined us for a really fun morning. We explored fractions, volume, and area. Thanks so much to our amazing volunteers!









As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email me and let me know.

See you soon,
Todd

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